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May's Conservatives now hold 330 House of Commons seats and Labour 229. Theresa May's Conservative Party held a 19 percentage point lead over Labour Party in a poll by research group Opinium on Saturday, helped by a slide in support for the main opposition party and the anti-EU group UKIP ahead of a June election.
  • North Korean Missiles Cause Geopolitical Tensions

    North Korean Missiles Cause Geopolitical Tensions

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    It is inconceivable how he thinks that way. The United States accuses North Korea of attempting to "provoke something", while Pyongyang says it will conduct more missile tests on a "weekly, monthly and yearly basis". Abe added that he hopes for peaceful dialogue with North Korea, but that "dialogue for the sake of dialogue" has no value. The diplomats, who agreed to discuss the statement only on condition of anonymity because consultations have been private, said China had signed off ...
  • France on Edge on Eve of Unpredictable Presidential Election

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    There was good reason to investigate 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi - he had already served 11 years in prison for trying to kill another police officer, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Friday. With the first round of voting in the two-stage election due to take place on Sunday, centrist Emmanuel Macron still held on to his position as frontrunner in the closely contested race.
  • 'Peace-loving' North Korea: 'We do not fear war'

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    But the North Korean Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Kim In-Ryong described the USA military exercises as the largest ever aggressive war drill which his country was ready to react to in any way desired by the US. For the time being, this game of brinkmanship between the U.S. and North Korea will likely continue. The aircraft carrier and its fleet should arrive in Korean waters " within days ", US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday.
  • Afghanistan declares day of mourning as army base death toll increases

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    The US military has said that "more than 50" Afghan soldiers were killed, while an Afghan army source who was on the base at the time put the death toll as high as 150, with dozens more wounded. He said Afghan soldier and security forces "have my personal assurance that we will continue to stand with them". From January 1 through November 12 past year, 6,785 Afghan national security forces were killed, according to the latest quarterly report of the special inspector general for Afghanistan ...
  • Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under

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    Pence's visit Down Under, part of his 10-day, four-country trip to the Pacific Rim, was widely viewed as an effort to smooth over relations with Australia. Nevertheless, Pence said he made it clear that the United States and Indonesia can do much more to improve their trade relationship. "It's a very important commitment, and we thank you for restating that today", he said.
  • MCD polls: Lt Governor, CM Arvind Kejriwal cast their votes

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    Asked to react over the adverse reception of the remarks, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia seconded Kejriwal and said the BJP's response was understandable as it was "rattled" by it. The Delhi Election Commission has set up over 13,000 polling booths, out of which over 3,000 have been identified as sensitive while around 1,500 as hypersensitive.
  • On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

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    One "ray of light", he noted, was US President Donald Trump's determined response to Syrian President Bashar Assad's gassing of his own people. "If the powers in 1942 had acted against the death camps - and all that was needed was repeated bombing of the camps - had they acted then, they could have saved 4 million Jews and millions of other people", Netanyahu said.
  • Jailed Arab Terrorists Begin Hunger Strike as NY Times Whitewashes Barghouti's Terrorism

    Jailed Arab Terrorists Begin Hunger Strike as NY Times Whitewashes Barghouti's Terrorism

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    If they want to have better conditions they can submit their demands or their requests and the Israeli authorities will decide whether something needs to be changed or not", explained Nahshon. "To call Barghouti a "parliamentary leader" is like calling Assad a 'pediatrician, '" Netanyahu said. While Israeli ministers and commentators have accused Barghouti of using the strike to strengthen his position in internal Palestinian politics, the claim was denied by Barghouti's son Kassam.
  • United CEO Munoz will not chair board in 2018 following passenger furor

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    Dao's attorney said his 69-year-old client had incurred a significant concussion, broken his nose and lost two front teeth in the altercation with airport security, and said Dao would likely sue the airline. It said: "United's management and the board take recent events extremely seriously, and are in the process of developing targeted compensation programme design adjustments to ensure that employees' incentive opportunities for 2017 are directly and meaningfully tied to progress in improving ...
  • North Korea says ready to strike United States aircraft carrier

    North Korea says ready to strike United States aircraft carrier

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    A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry accused Australia of "spouting a string of rubbish" about the isolated regime, and warned against following the US. But, in the meantime, despite the new U.S. administration's proclamations that a "new approach" will be taken towards North Korea , leaving behind the Obama-era policy of strategic patience, there is little reason to suspect that Washington is interested in an approach that would acknowledge these increasingly clear realities ...